The False Choice between a Two-State Solution and a One-State Solution

It is commonly presented that Israel somehow “has to choose” between a so-called “two state solution” (that would calamitously endanger Israeli security) and a so-called “one-state solution” (that would endanger the very existence of the Jewish people). This is a patently false choice. A so-called “two-state solution” is impossible because a wall-to-wall consensus in Palestinian society insists on the purported “right” of millions of descendants of Palestinian ex-refugees to immigrate to Israel in hence dooming the two-state solution to a transitional fiction. Israeli demographic growth and a continually falling Palestinian fertility rate will however eventually enable Israel to redeem and enfranchise the entire Judea and Samaria with Jordan annexing Gaza as combined with an underground connection under Israel. 

Until then should efforts be made to stimulate economic development among Palestinians in Judea and Samaria to improve their living conditions. Nothing substantially however can in practice be done to improve the lot of Gaza as long as Hamas remains in control of the territory and continues to terrorize Israel. After all, what foreign investors in their right minds would be interested in investing in Gaza? Furthermore, Israel can not allow entry into Gaza of dual usage products as Hamas will no doubt use them to harm Israeli citizens.

When Israel’s Jewish population has grown sufficiently will the conflict be resolved by default.

Published by Daniella Bartfeld

Daniella Bartfeld is the founding director of the Aliyah Organization

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